Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We celebrated the end of school last night on the porch with homemade ice cream sandwiches - choc. chip cookies the boys made with choc. chip cookie dough ice cream between.  L. later made shaved ice for he and a friend - I think high doses of sugar was on their celebration agenda!

This morning I woke up at 6am to go running! (My running partner is crazy!)  I assure you this is the first time in my history of "1st day of summer vacation"s to ever get up at 6am!  We are on day two of week five of a couch to 5k program.  I'm amazed at my progress (even though this my 12th week and I'm on week 5) and I really want to make it to running a race.  Being in Joplin at a race with my family was really neat and I want to participate next time!

Both boys wanted to sign up for the summer reading program so we did that today too.  They wanted to!  I had mentally decided they were "too old" and wasn't going to say anything, but they both asked on separate occasions!  This is the best part:  if you sign up for the summer reading program, the library forgives your fines!!!!  Ah, glorious summer!


  1. I am so proud of all the progress you are making in running! :)
    I also love the annual summer reading program forgiving of fines--although, surprisingly this year we only had about 30 cents worth.

    1. Between the three of us (because they'll forgive any children/teen books on adult acct. too), it was $19!! I know, that's terrible and irresponsible - what prompted the quick visit to the library was M finding a stack of books under his bed from when he "cleaned"!


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